1550 Munster World
This superb reproduction of the original antique hand colored woodcut engraved map of “La Figure Du Monde Universel” was published by Sebastian Munster circa 1550 in Cosmographia. This fascinating map is one of the earliest to identify the Pacific as “Mare Pacificum” along with a distorted America labeled as “Terra Florida”. Practically everything east of Arabia is conjecture along with a misrepresentaion of the islands in the Pacific. Africa is portrayed using the Ptolemaic model which shows the Nile as sourced by lakes in a mountain range. It is decorated with sea monsters and cherubic figures named with 12 wind headings which are characteristic of Munster woodcuts.
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What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.
1550 Munster World